Top stories Saturday, January 23

- HOUSTON (FOX 26) An officer in Prairie View is now facing indictment following the tasing of Prairie View City councilman.

The incident, that was caught on video, happened last October.

City Councilman Jonathan Miller said he was trying to intervene when officers began questioning fraternity members from Prairie View outside his home, when he was tased by officer Michael Kelly.

The Waller County grand jury indicted officer Kelly on a charge of official oppression.

 

CINCINNATI (AP) — Officials in North Korea and the U.S. released little information Friday about a university student from Ohio who was detained for what the authoritarian nation called a "hostile act."

Otto Warmbier is the second person from southwest Ohio to be detained in North Korea in less than two years. A Dayton-area man, Jeffrey Fowle, was held for nearly six months in 2014.

North Korea's state media said the University of Virginia student entered the country under the guise of a tourist and plotted against North Korean unity with "the tacit connivance of the U.S. government and under its manipulation." The date of his arrest was unclear, as were any details of what he did.

 

WASHINGTON (AP) Snow accumulations have passed a foot in much of the East Coast as of Saturday morning.

Another 18 hours of snow, some of it intense, is still forecast. Snow had been falling since Friday.

Washington's Reagan National Airport had 14 inches, Washington's Dulles International Airport had 15.2 inches, Baltimore Washington International Airport had 12.4 inches and Philadelphia had 13 inches as of 7 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.

New York's airports were only in the 7-inch range, but forecasters said an intense band of heavy snow falling at two inches per hour was just hitting the city.

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